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    Default Nexus 5 Camera Auto Focus does not work

    My camera's auto focus is nearly non existent.

    I sit there waiting for a picture to be non blurry for sometimes up to 5 minutes. QR Scanner will NOT focus.

    Anyone have this problem or have a work around other than factory reset? Running 4.2.2..the update that was supposed to fix this seemingly made it drastically worse for me.
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    What kind of conditions does this occur, or is it all the time? Also, what settings are you using for the camera? Finally, not trying to be rude, just want to check all the boxes, is the lens clean?
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    Lens is clean, I checked this as well.

    HDR+ or non HDR it does this all of the time. Standard settings when non HDR.
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    And you say that it will search for extended periods even after you hit the shutter button?
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    I have I believe the same problem. On 4.4.2... The focusing issue occurs for me in low light, but not that low. I have a multitude of other devices all of which do just fine. Pretty frustrating...I understand it's a phone camera but it's the only phone I've ever had that won't at least attempt a shot. I tap the screen and the phone does it's thing, it looks to be in focus but right at the moment you're for the green circle it either just stops or it tries again.
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    No problems with my camera's auto focus when using regular and HDR+. I get auto focus problems when i am in video recording though. It doesn't even try to focus. It just stands there and im stuck with a blurry video.
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    Default Re: Nexus 5 Camera Auto Focus does not work

    I only have this issue when trying to focus on certain things, like something that blends in very well with the background. It doesn't happen often, Have you tried any other free camera apps like Camera FV-5 lite, Camera Zoom FX, Vignette Demo...
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    Default Re: Nexus 5 Camera Auto Focus does not work

    Mine seems improved after the update.
    Perhaps try using ProCapture camera or Camera Zoom FX.

    This would at least help you figure out if it is a issues with just the Google camera app or maybe a hardware issues with a bad lens?. Worth a shot.
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    Default Re: Nexus 5 Camera Auto Focus does not work

    No issues here with mine. Perhaps go into Settings - Applications - camera and clear the cache? Can you also take a picture as you normally would and post it for us to see?

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    Default Re: Nexus 5 Camera Auto Focus does not work

    mine doesn't even focus, picture is just blurred and doesnt change while the auto-focus icon spins... can this be an hardware faliure?

    (oh and I am running 4.4.2)
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    Quote Originally Posted by GLHRonin View Post
    mine doesn't even focus, picture is just blurred and doesnt change while the auto-focus icon spins... can this be an hardware faliure?

    (oh and I am running 4.4.2)
    Mine is the EXACT same. Thought I was going crazy cuz didn't know if my phone was just a faulty POS

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    Have you found an answer yet as to how to fix it?

    My front camera is super clear but my main camera is blurry beyond belief. The auto focus is not working at all

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    Ya...mine too!
    It usually takes amazing snaps, but sometimes, the auofocus doesn't work.At all.It keeps switching from blurred to clear to blurred, like it's struggling to take a pic.Hope the next update adresses this issue
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    Quote Originally Posted by vancitypharaoh View Post
    Mine is the EXACT same. Thought I was going crazy cuz didn't know if my phone was just a faulty POS

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    mine is still messed up I don't know what to do....


    Quote Originally Posted by Vikram Bajaj View Post
    Ya...mine too!
    It usually takes amazing snaps, but sometimes, the auofocus doesn't work.At all.It keeps switching from blurred to clear to blurred, like it's struggling to take a pic.Hope the next update adresses this issue
    yeah but our problem isn't like this the camera NEVER focus NEVER..


    has anyone fixed this yet????
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    So... My camera just updated with some new features but it still takes blurry pics

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    FYI I have had the same issue on my Galaxy S4 for about a month. No idea why. I am guessing it's some sort of interface problem - surely it can't be a coincidence that it's affecting a bunch of people.
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    I never had a problem, through all releases, including L. Just got a replacement device from Google and I am having this same issue. The phone is a factory referb, just turned it on and this was the condition. Bar codes are so blurry they wont read, photos are blurry. The phone I returned did not have this problem so I am thinking it is hardware not software. I notified Google support, we'll see what they say.
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    I did factory reset and AF started working!!
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    I uninstalled the last app I'd installed, rebooted my phone, and the camera focuses fine now.

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